Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about. -Ashleigh Brillian
This Thursday, February 27th, I will present a program on how to photograph and paint landscapes of Elephant Rocks State Park. Starting October 2018 through all of 2019 I was motivated to create a body of work on the same subject - Elephant Rocks State Park. By the end of 2019 I had created thousands of photographs and thirty-five paintings. At the February Greater St Louis Artist Association monthly meeting I will share my experiences and explain my process of creating paintings from the photography.
During the first part of the program I will discuss taking photographs with the emphasis on composition, lighting and what to look for to create paintings with visual impact. The second part will be devoted to showing how I turn my photography into finished paintings. Here is a few of the topics I hope to cover.
How to photograph Elephant Rocks State Park. What are the best times for photography; what to look for and how to take photos under a variety of weather and lighting conditions.
I will show my final photography choices, talk about why I chose them and discuss the final paintings.
I will discuss how I use my computer and photo editing programs to make palette choices and develop the final compositions.
We’ll also discuss why I was motivated to spend a year painting the same subject and the importance of artists creating a body of work.
The program will be at the GSLAA February 27th meeting. 7:00PM to 9:00PM At Concordia Lutheran Church 505 South Kirkwood Road Across the street from the Magic House. Kirkwood, MO 63122 It’s free to the public. Want more details: http://www.gslaa.org